The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns
The poetry produced by the British poets of the 17th and 18th centuries is considered to be among the best ever written. But many general readers feel intimidated by the language or structure of the poetry, and so tend to shy away from enjoying these poets and their works. Nelson takes readers on a tour of the major works and figures of 17th- and 18th-century British poetry, explaining major themes, devices, styles, language, rhythm, sound, tone, imagery, form, and meaning. Beginning each chapter with a sketch of the poet's life and career, the author then looks at five or six representative works, helping readers understand and appreciate the beauty of poetry itself.
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... Pope used the classical satirists , Horace and Juvenal , to guide him in developing his critical look at contemporary English society . Pope also studied and practiced painting throughout his life and developed an interest in landscape ...
... Pope attacks those who have ridi- culed and slandered him as he surveys the many follies , vices , and crimes that have crippled English society over the past generation . Although pub- lished anonymously , the poem was soon attributed ...
... Pope All the poems discussed in the text including “ Eloisa to Abelard ” " Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate ... Pope Brower , Reuben . Alexander Pope : The Poetry of Allusion ( 1959 ) . Fairer , David . The Poetry of Alexander Pope ...
Introduction to Reading Poetry
Poet of Secular and Sacred Love
Elegist Satirist and Moralist
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